Pediatric scoliosis patient after surgery: I felt better, I felt straighter

Georgia underwent surgery for scoliosis as a child with University Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Craig P. Eberson, MD

“It felt like somebody stretched me,” said Bright, who gained an inch and a half post-surgery. “I felt straighter, I felt better,” Georgia told Channel 10’s Barbara Morse.

Georgia is now studying to become a nurse at the University of Rhode Island. She said her experiences as a child had a lot to do with her chosen career.

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For Scoliosis Awareness Month, Georgia shared an important message for kids and their parents.

About Dr. Craig P. Eberson

Craig P. Eberson, MD, specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic disorders in children. His main clinical interests lie in the treatment of scoliosis and other spinal disorders, congenital or acquired problems of the lower extremities in children, and pediatric fracture care.

Dr. Eberson is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Brown Medical School and an Attending Physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. He is the chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and is the author of numerous book chapters, scientific articles, and national presentations related to the orthopaedic care of children. His current research interests include the treatment of spinal disorders via a minimally invasive approach, improving the success of limb-lengthening procedures, and the treatment of pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Eberson is the Program Director of the Brown Orthopedic Surgery Residency. Dr. Eberson believes that training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons is a tremendous responsibility and privilege. He has a passion for education, as has helped develop the Curriculum for Educators for members of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society, and has lectured on the topic to international audiences.